Every week at Fueled, our London-based creative director, Rob Palmer, shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This weekly email acts as a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in web design.
Cave a Bieres
If you have fond memories of market squares and other bustling arenas or just find them aesthetically pleasing, be sure to tune into Cave a Bieres. The French website portrays a semi-plaza, semi-factory scenery that is sure to warm your heart. Oh yea, if you’re a beer enthusiast, you’ve found your pleasantry. You’ll see beer brewed, mixed, and kegged accompanied by a subtle melody upon loading. Check it out to satisfy both your liquor and visual indulgence.
This website utilizes unique typography through different shapes and plasters of blue and white in its “Happy Forecast” logo. Entering the domain you’ll realize right away that the “forecasting” is geared towards Londoners specifically. As stated on the page, it’s a “social happiness” experiment. Hippie-like music plays in the background while the majority of the page is engulfed in the solace of a blue sky. In the center, you’ll see that a green geographical chunk of London has been uprooted from the ground. Clicking “Enter” will bring you further into the regions and districts of London and from there you’ll see how happy you are for yourself.
Learning Money Quiz
If you’re a neat freak or just an orderly person, you’ve found your long lost web mate. Upon entering the website, you’ll find books, pencils and mechanical equipment arranged in orderly fashion. Even the post-its and the clock are neatly placed on the wall. All this is on a white shelf amidst a white wall. With that being said, it’s not surprising that this website is a fun trivia domain that asks for your name, age, and other general information before engaging you on a series of exciting questions that test how financially savvy you are. .
Take it like a man. Take it with a grain of salt. Take It un-levels the playing field because you can now print your iPhone photos for free. Upon first glance at the website, you might find it bland with blue, but explore and you’ll find a drop down menu, the options between English and French, and guess what? You can scroll down. As you scroll and delve deeper into the website, you’ll find that each section features its own color, but there are always constant photos splattering everywhere. Take a dive into this website and splash images all over.
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Pursue your passion. Pursue your love. This French website is the perfect grounds for purse-suing the purse of your dreams. The first thing you’ll notice about this website is the text and borders are all layered with pink. Right away you’ll realize a hint of feminine fascism. As you maneuver through the domain, you’ll see different panels of women carrying unique purses. Probe deeper into the website to find cosmetics and other female accessories screaming “check me out!” This page is more about product than design, but if you’re one that must match gawking intensity with buyer’s fervor, shop to your heart’s content.
Avatar was a groundbreaking movie. If you enjoy breathtaking scenery and want to get away from your life, I implore you to visit Johos. To ensure quality experience, please make sure your internet connection is up to par. When you enter the Johos website, you’re immediately thrown into the Brazilian rainforest. For the first few seconds, the focus is on a farmer, who introduces you to the surrounding bushes. The camera then zooms in on some exotic fruits and plants before the video loops. It’s no Avatar, but if you’re dying to get away from urban life (or just want to visit Brazil) and you’re short of a ticket out, Johos is sure to provide brief but exhilarating relief.